Mask of Queen Malakaye

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani
664–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 59

Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 11.5 x 3.9 cm (5 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1059a

Medium or Technique

Gilt silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Masks

Gilded silver mask of Queen Malakaye who wears a striated wig and broadcollar.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 59 (tomb of Quen Malakaye). 1918: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Acession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition